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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
. they represent 15 countries, including japan, the u.s., south korea, china, and australia. the director of the college's research department says he hopes they can discuss each nation's participants and a way to building a regional security framework. he also commented on china's presence at the event. >> translator: china's participation has great significance, considering the timing of the meeting. >> relations have soured over a territorial dispute. china denies the clang. >>> experts with japan's nuclear regulator have thrown another wrench into plans to put power plants back online. officials have been looking at six complexes to see if they're stable. they found the one near the village of higashidori may be sitting on active faults. we have the report. >> reporter: the regulators dug into the ground. they found volcanic ash. they concluded that something under foot was not stable. they say two faults could be active. the plant's operators have a different view. they say cracks around the foot were caused by ground water. the experts say there's little evidence to support that vie
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
, 1996, in port arthur, australia, a man named martin bryant went on a killing rampage. in the first 15 seconds of his spree he killed 12 people and injured another 10 all with an ar-15 assault rifle. in the end, 35 people lay dead, men, women and children. if his weapon of choice sounds familiar, it should. that's what adam lanza is believed to have used in the newtown, connecticut, massacre of 20 school children and 6 educators. in its time of grief, australia actually did something about weapons like the ar-15. it banned them. joining me now from sydney, the man who made it happen, australia's former prime minister john howard. mr. howard, welcome. >> thank you, fareed. >> when you hear about this terrible tragedy, what was your reaction? >> well, my reaction was one of horror and shock. if was the largest single loss of life from one murderous incident by an individual until the slaughter in norway a couple of years ago. i thought to myself and many of the people around me that we just cannot leave a stone unturned in trying to prevent it from happening, again. that's why i resolved
Feb 17, 2013 5:30am PST
- declared independence. >> here's a look at the international forecast. plenty of showers across australia. some showersees affecting the east coast of queensland over the next few days. that certainly has the potential to bring some flooding gulfl the way down to the coast. 23 degrees celsius. no. when picking up the temperature once again in mel boring to about 35 degrees. 27 for perth. staying dry and pretty quiet there in new zealand. getting up to 20 degrees. dry weather making its way across india over the next couple of days, but in the south and was still a few showers there and to china. some showers pushing into the far south of the country and also went to sri lanka. a chance for some drier weather coming through. a very pleasant 25 degrees celsius in doha. acrossking to about northern parts of the middle east. clouds and rain making their way area and rain for beirut. jazeera, aies on our regional government accusing the pakistan government for not protecting the people following the deaths of 84 people. a man in charge of international forces in afghanistan's as reducing civil
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
and around the world. we begin today's show looking at a scandal gripping israel and australia centered on a man once known simply as prisoner x. he was found dead in a maximum- security prison in israel in 2010. israeli official said he committed suicide. a gag order was placed on the israeli media barring reporters from revealing any information about the prisoner. his identity remained unknown -- until last week when the australian broadcasting corporation ran an exposÉ about the case on their program "foreign correspondent." the episode began like this. >> it was a peephole look into a top secret world, just enough to grip the nation's attention and pose disturbing questions. what was the identity of a mysterious prisoner in one of israel's toughest jails and why the secrecy behind his extraordinary incarceration? when the media began to ask questions, the state's mobilized to push through one of the harshest and most punitive suppression orders conceivable. the only piece of information to emerge since is this man, housed in a high-tech suicide- proof prison within a prison, someh
Feb 1, 2013 5:30am PST
reef in australia is under threat. a whale of a discovery for a british beach comber. how he struck it rich. >> strong wind and heavy rain across europe right now. looking at the satellite, clouds here moving in from the atlantic giving some fairly heavy downpours in england, northern brands, and northern spain. the wind is going to spring around and in the u.k., it will be coming down from the north. for many of us in the u.k., it's going to be a very cold they are saturday. 5 degrees is the maximum and there will be a buy it to the wind. the weather system making its way east. lots of snow on the northern edge, so winter weather all the way to throukraine. this will be making its way into the northern part of africa. algiers will be seeing a fair amount of what weather. the maximum temperature and their -- there will be 16. tunis, up around 21. tunis, up around 21. >> welcome back. let's recap the headlines. the victims of an explosion in the capital of mexico city. it happened at the headquarters of the state-wrong oil company. hundreds of thousands of protesters have been rallyi
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
australia is considering scaling back. in january a variant of an f-35 was grounded for a month after a fuel line detached just before takeoff. >> the u.s. has been flying its drones over northern mali. 100 troops have been sent to run surveillance of the rebels. president barack obama said they're there to provide intelligence to french forces fighting the armed group. the military says 13 of its soldiers and 65 rebel fighters have been killed in mali. battles took place in the mountains close to the border. rebels are thought to be hiding there after the uprising in the north was pushed back by west african and french soldiers. the credit rating agency moody's has stripped britain of its top aaa status. lower credit ratings can make it more expensive for governments to borrow money. moody's says the british economy is not looking good in the medium term but the government says it will stick to its program of spending cuts. >> i think this is a stark reminder of the debt problems that britain faces and the clearest possible warning to anyone who thinks we can run away from dealing with thos
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
of the cars in britain. australia's great barrier reef is considered one of the world's natural wonders. but now the government in australia is taking steps to beef up its protection of the cold reef to try to prevent it losing its un world heritage status. unesco raised concerns about it last year when it sent a team to queensland to investigate the likely impact of expanded development and shipping along the coast. now the story. >> a staggering spectacle of the great barrier reef. it is one of the natural wonders that makes australia so beautiful. but it is threatened by one of the things that makes australia rich, its resources sector. the coral reef was granted world heritage status in the early 1980's. but unesco has expressed concerns about the impact on its delicate ecosystem of expanded ports and increased shipping that it will bring. after making a monitoring visit to the queensland coast last year, it gave the australian government a separate deadline correspond to its concerns. the un morning came with a threat, that's the real estate as could be downgraded to a world herita
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
are watching "gmt." i am george alagiah. our top stories -- australia's reputation as a sporting nation takes a hammering after shocking reports into widespread drug-taking and max -- match-fixing. a year-long investigation found scientists, coaches, and support staff were involved. criminal gangs made a big box from selling the drugs -- made big bucks from selling the drugs. >> we will catch you. >> exposed -- the hidden scores of child abuse -- scourge of child abuse in india. how do you spend your lunch hour? a quick bite with friends? a sandwich at the desk? or a meal with all the trimmings? we have all the latest on the world of business. is the dreamliner keeping bosses at boeing awake? >> boeing desperately wants to see those dreamliners back in the air. they are still stuck on the tarmac. officials give us an update on the investigation. officials are likely to say we are still weeks away from sorting this out. >> it is midday here in london, 5:30 in london. year-longa, a investigation has revealed widespread drug abuse. it is a body blow to a sports- mad nation that has always prided
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
by australia's top criminal investigation leaders has found widespread doping in professional sport. links to organized crime and the possibility of a match fixing. scandals damaging the ssport andy of e around a world-class -- sport around the world. >> australia has a reputation not just being good at sports but for having clean sports. bad reputation right now seems to be in trouble. this report outlines wide scale doping across our whole range of exports. this is not just individual players. this is orchestrated doping of entire teams. performance enhancing drugs and hormones being given on a systematic basis to the teams to improve their performance on the field. individual teams and players are not mentioned the, because criminal sanctions may follow and the government does not want to prejudice any trials. this goes right across rugby, football, and potentially other sports as well in australia. it's a dark day and is the beginning of a long road. >> firefighters in the australian state of tasmania called for reinforcements as they battle a spreading wildfire. water bombing helicopt
Feb 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
on assault weapons making a difference, but there is clear data in the united kingdom and australia, in 1996, they had legislation in australia, and great britain, and after that, australia has had no mass murders. it takes a few years to work, but it absolutely works. and that was the point that i was trying to get across today. >> well, you got it over incredibly powerfully and i was so glad you did what you did. because it is the reality check that people need. you know, this is not a game. these are killing machines that belong in military scenarios, nothing to do with civilian life. dr. begg, thank you for joining us, i appreciate it. >> i appreciate the time. >> many americans are demanding stricter gun controls, and many are screaming absolutely not. believing it will make crime worse and america less safe. joining me, the author of "at the brink." you heard the very compelling testimony from not least, neil heslin who lost his son from sandy hook, and dr. begg, revealing in very graphic detail upon the hill today exactly what these weapons can do. and is your belief still that the on
Feb 24, 2013 7:30pm EST
. >> clive doyle came to waco on his way to australia to israel. he ultimately stayed to study scripture with david koresh. >> as his message developed, we came to see him as more than just a prophet. >> a messiah. >> right. manifestation of god in the flesh. >> koresh added a twist to his message in 1989 declaring only he could have sex. all the other branch davidian men would be celibate, even married men. koresh, however, could have mull. wives. in this home video that he would later send to federal agents during the siege -- >> am i the only person? >> no, no. >> koresh linked his blend of spirituality and sex. >> the rumor is true. >> with the purity of the garden of eden. >> he was showing it in the bible this passage would say we were just loaned to each other. >> beautiful custom work. >> koresh had sex with underage girls, and with his various wives he fathered at least 13 children. >> another one in about a month. >> it wasn't so much this is a man who is doing something that we don't approve of. >> this is my little one, holly. >> as much as he was teaching us greater things.
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
, australia, and european members are all for tougher sanctions. these may include tightening the noose on north korea's financial institutions and weapons trading. it is not clear how china, the north's only major ally, will react to the proposed tougher measures, as china has resisted these in the past. recently, beijing seems to be increasingly frustrated with north korea's new leader. when north korea launched a long-range missile in december, china initially opposed the idea of sanctioning in north korea, but china ended up supporting the move after negotiating with the u.s. some diplomats point out that china decided that compromising with the u.s. would benefit the country more in the long run instead of defending north korea. u.n. secretary-general ban ki moon said today that the nuclear test is a direct challenge to the security council, and it is absolutely essential that the council act and speak with one voice. we will have to see what happens in the process of consultations among members, especially between the u.s. and china, which hold the keys to the negotiations. >> tha
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
,001. let's see what's going on in australia. the benchmark index is higher by .6% at 5,033. looks like tokyo's one of the few down so far this morning. >>> well, women in saudi arabia are taking a firsthand look at japan's kawaii youth fashion and culture. the japan external trade organization has opened a trade fair featuring kawaii, or cute items at a department store in the capital riyadh. 17 makers of clothing, cosmetics, and other products are taking part. members of the saudi royal family attended monday's opening ceremony. >> fashion is a very good way of expressing the differences and the similarities in the cultures as well. so we're -- we are very happy to be hosting this and to start this relationship. >> saudi arabia strictly interprets islam and is said to be the most conservative muslim country. woman must carry themselves with head scarves and long coats when they go out. but visitors to the fair showed a keen interest in japanese fashion. >> we all love japanese fashion. >> everything about japan, we have background about it and we love it. >> about 100 women tried vari
Feb 14, 2013 5:30am PST
that he knew nothing about the case, australia posted foreign minister now says his government was told that an australian was detained by israel in 2010 for national security. >> the australian government saw assurances from israel that the individual's legal rights would be respected, he had legal representation of his own choosing, and the individual family members would be notified of his arrest and detention, and he was not being mistreated. >> israel and australia have had diplomatic wranglings in the past. in 2010, four for trust trillion passports were allegedly used by mossad in the killing of a hamas arms trader in dubai. after that, australia expelled an israeli diplomat. now there will be questions on how this man ended up in prison and why he died. >> in the last couple hours, his lawyer has confirmed that his client was not considering suicide. he said that his client was rational when he saw him before he died and was considering a plea bargain. japan remains in recession. economy has shrunk for third quarter aden road. it contracted by 0.1% in the last quarter. it was en
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. when it comes to supporting champions, australia made a strong showing at the national event. last year's olympics, they failed to deliver. there is a toxic culture amongst australian swimmers. an official report on their performance regarding the bad behavior of team members went unchecked. this use of prescription drugs and bullying. they said that strong leadership was needed but that no such response was given. first, let's have a look at this. australian swimming has seen a decline in its fortunes since the 2000 olympics, when they won five golds. in 2004 the australian team picked up seven golds. in beijing they had six, but in london the disastrous result of one gold left the decision to investigate the culture of australian swimming. nick joins us now from australia. tell us a bit more about what the report was saying? you talk about colorful language? >> it is the same as a land when it comes to support and field, the sporting swimming pool. it was a very damning report and the language is very strong. citing a toxic culture with a misuse of prescription drugs, drunkenness, int
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm EST
velociraptor moderno en australia. ♪ un perentie adulto no tiene chos enemigos naturales por los que deba preocuparse. pero en los matorrales australianos tampoco hay muchas presas. o al menos no las había hasta que los colonos europeos introdujeron al conejo al interior de australia a mitad del siglo xix. se reprodujeron, claro, como conejos, y pronto se convirtieron en la peste más odiada de australia. ♪ operación dragón contra la plaga. ♪ [música de suspenso] ♪ el lagarto monitor tiene pulmones enormes, un gran volumen de sangre y sus músculos son excepcionalmente efectivos almacenando oxigeno, lo cual los hace los ganadores en carreras en el mundo de los reptiles. ♪ [música de suspenso] ♪ ♪ ♪ lo mejor que un conejo puede hacer si es sorprendido, es ir bajo tierra. pero inclusive allí, no está seguro. ♪ las garras largas y curvas de perentie son herramientas perfectas para cavar y su vigor es excepcional, una vez que pone manos a la obra es indetenible. ♪ [música de suspenso] ♪ sus mandíbulas y dientes extraordinariamente fuertes pueden triturar el cráne
Feb 14, 2013 11:35pm PST
no fue amenaza para la civilizacion . >> será mejor visto en asia, australia donde será de noche . >> en estados unidos pasara de día, a las 2 del este nasa dará las imágenes de australia . >> si no coopera el clima esperar 40 años . >> sino gracias por todos buenas noches . >> gracias . >> empleado en massachusetts se defiende de ladrones . >> familia de brooklyn en nueva york es ejemplo de superacion . >> el padre de adolescente celebra con lagrimas porque recibió nueva oportunidad de . >> [música] . >> el dependiente de tienda en massachusetts es experto por evitar robos, hombre le quiso robar y saco espada, el con cuchillo le dio un puñetazo . >> autobús choco contra casa y cayó a canal , 4 con heridas leves, perdió el control , el chofer es multado e interrogado por la policía . >> estados unidos es país de oportunidad de familia en nueva york después de años hacen venta callejera en ejemplo para imigrantes, tenemos la historia. >> después de 18 años vendiendo en calles y parques en nueva york tiene su propio restaurante no digo que se hizo realidad . >> llegaron
Feb 28, 2013 12:00am PST
. but there is data in the united kingdom and australia. in 1996 they had real legislation in australia and great britain. before that, australia had 12 mass murders in a 12 year period. it takes a few years to work but it absolutely works and that was the point that i was trying to get across today. >> you got it over and it is the reality check that people need. these are killing machines that belong in military scenario nothing to do with civilian life. >> i appreciate the time. >> thank you for joining us. there are millions screaming no gun control that it will make america less safe. joining me is mr. lott. you heard compelling testimony from neil hesslan and the doctor graphic detail on the hill today exactly what these weapons can do. is your belief still that the only answer to america's gun violence is more guns? >> well, i think we all want to try criminals from going and getting guns and the question is what is going to work and what is going to make the situation worse off. the doctor's discussion was moving but misleading. rather than classifying things as handguns versus assault we
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
. this is the present, empty sheds. since indonesia limited beef and cattle imports from australia in 2010, the price has gone up dramatically. the measure was taken to stimulate local farming. importers are now mainly selling local cattle, but he has trouble buying enough. high prices have cut into his business. >> since i started buying local cows to fill the gap the prices jumped up. this proves there are simply not enough local cows on the market. farmers are not ready yet. >> this year indonesia further tightened its cattle import policy and began bringing in only 14% of what it needs from australia. this has led to smuggling and alleged corrupt practices. the leader of the islamic justice party was detained after being suspected of taking bribes from beef importers who wanted him to increase the quota. indonesia has a new corruption scandal. a shortage of cows and beef has created opportunities for corruption. meanwhile, traders, farmers, and consumers are suffering. it is quiet at the beef market. traders say consumers have taken beef off the menu and are eating chicken instead. >> the governm
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
and her georgia family. they'll now be seen across europe, australia, lucky hometown australia and in latin america and their hit reality show. but is the world ready for honey boo boo? well, the answer seems to be yes. reports saying that it is already the third-most popular show in -- where do you reckon? >> poland. >> i'm not going to take the bait to make a joke. it's not right. when you watch -- have you seen that show? >> i have never seen it. >> you said it's going to be in australia? >> apparently so. >> call your friends. >> my mom and dad, sit down for some quality viewing. >>> okay, coming up, a former retail ceo turned consumer fund manager. tom stemberg coming up. >>> but first, the specks on home depot's realally. dan and guy, a "fast money" street fight coming up next. >>> home depot seeing its best day in almost four years. shares climbing about the nation's largest home improvement retailer reported better than expected earnings. so, we're going to target home depot, today's street fight. guy is our bull. dan is our bear. guys, gentlemen, you have a total of 90
Feb 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
at any cost -- australia is in shock today after a report revealing widespread corruption in the sports world, including merck the organized-crime members, max fiction, and of course, doping -- match fixing, and of course, doping. >> the likely involvement of criminal gangs. >> it has been called the darkest day in australia's sporting history. as if to underline the seriousness, the findings were unveiled by two government ministers and heads of all the country's major professional sports. >> the findings are shocking, and they will discussed australian sports fans. the work that the of trillion crime commission has done has found the use of prohibited substances, includingeptides, hormes, d ilcit drugs is widespread among some professional athletes. >> perhaps most shocking of all, investigators found substances not even approved for human use and that athletes were aided by sports scientists, doctors, and pharmacists. organized crime involvement is also suspected. that would have made player's vulnerable to masks -- match fixing. criminal investigations are now under way. >> it is li
Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> can these men stop global companies from dodging taxes around the world? tax officials from australia, britain, and china analyze complex schemes to reduce company tax burdens. this one leaves from england to australia, taking advantage of tax havens along the way. the authority of tax officials often ends at the border. investigators request information from authorities and other countries, but it is often not enough. >> when you start looking at very complex affairs, then a simple letter is rarely sufficient to fully explore the issues. by working together, we are able to understand the cultural differences that exist between our different countries. >> in britain, u.s. coffeehouse starbucks sparked outrage when it was revealed the company paid very little tax in the u.k. its trick was to pay high licensing fees to reduce its corporate tax rate. activists say starbucks is no exception. >> there's a lot of online-based companies like amazon, google, facebook, that are avoiding tax, which is outrageous. >> apple, for example, has seen overseas earnings surged in recent years, but at t
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
. they represent 15 countries including japan, the u.s., south kor korea, china and australia. they hope the participants can discuss each nation's interest. >> translator: china's participation has great effect considering the timing of the meeting. >>> the ancient town of >>> the town of timbuktu in mali is charged with history, a crossroads of islamic culture. militants destroyed prime examples of that culture as they made a push through the region. now heritage experts convened by u nessco have decided to rebuild parts of the world heritage site. about 150 experts gathered at unesco headquarters in paris. they discussed ways to rebuild ancient tombs. >> translator: the destruction of world heritage site is an act of foolishness. people of the whole world are the victims of such an act. >> militants destroyed 500-year-old islam makes liums before being driven out last month. they will study the damage and start reconstruction. >>> japanese prime minister abe is packing his bags. he will meet later this week with president obama in washington. >> they'll talk about a lot of things. one
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
is up by .9% above that 2,000 mark at the moment. let's see what's happening in australia. the benchmark index there is up by 1/3 of a percent at 5,100. >>> well, u.s. president barack obama is pressuring lawmakers to avoid automatic budget cuts that could take effect in ten days. >> if they can't get such a budget agreement done by next friday, the day these harmful cuts begin to take effect, then at minimum congress should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would prevent these harmful cuts. >> the cuts include defense spending. they were put off last december in debates over the so-called fiscal cliff. but congress remains divided. the democrats want to increase taxes on the wealthy, while republicans are against it. obama strongly criticized the republicans' unwillingness to compromise. he said it's wrong to make the middle class responsible for deficit reduction while wealthy individuals and corporations contribute nothing. and as you know, the current bank of japan governor will step down in march. and market participants are waiting to see who will succeed
Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
of a percent. let's see what's going in australia. it's down to 5,018. we'll see where other markets take us as they open in next hour. japan's prime minister abe has made his choice for the new bank of japan leader. looks like many leaders of the opposition party of japan will go along with it. kuroda is the chief of the asian development bank. abe is planning to present his nominees to the diet for approval by the end of this week. the government needs support from opposition parties. some members have expressed concerns. they say signing off on his appointment could be construed as approving the there isn't much doubt about his ability. some say there's not much mileage in continuing its opposition because his no, ma'am nominees are being received favorly.o, ma'am nominees are being received favorly., ma'am nominees are being received favorly. ma'am nominees are being received'am nominees are being received favorly.a'am nominees are being received favorly.'am nominees are being received nominees are being received favorly.m nominees are being received favorly. nomine
Feb 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
at 121.64 to 67. south korea's kospi jumped 2% higher. 2,027. let's see what's going nin australia. we'll see where china takes us when they open over the next hour. the japanese government aims to double its consumption tax rate over the next year and a half but that will likely not be enough the turn around the country's finances and that's due to balloons social security and debt servicing costs. the finance ministry calculation suggest the government must cut spending if the budget deficit is to be reduced. the estimate shows tax revenue will surge to over $600 billion fiscal 2016. that will be the first year with a tax rate of 10%. the increase in tax revenue is estimated at more than $150 billion compared to fiscal 2012. expenditure is expected to soar by more than $150 billion by 2016. officials say the decline in corporate output has bottomed out. the quarterly report is released by the cabinet office. it says falling output of automobiles and components for smartphones has hit bottom thanks to recovering exports. the report also cites steady consumer spending led by strong sal
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
no matter how far he had to go nhk world has his story on today's road ahead. >> reporter: australia, the sunny climate attract people from far away. some are tourists, others are looking to start a new life. this is where he is growing japanese rice in the paddy, just like the way they do in japan. fukushima rice groan by a fukushima native. he is already bringing in his third harvest. he has never shied from a challenge. back in his hometown of ewacky city in fukushima prefecture, he worked hard to revive the farming community. the 2011, left his home badly damaged. fares worse was the melt down at the nearby nuclear plant. radiation spread and farmer also to stop growing rice. down at the nearby nuclear plant. radiation spread and farmer also to stop growing rice. i didn't know what to live for anymore. he wanted to keep farming but didn't know how. then he found out about opportunities in townsville, ewacky's sister city. land for rent. land that might grow rice. >> translator: there are many farmers who lost their land and can grow rice. the climate is warm here so you can grow
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
of special performances. >>> a severe cyclone will bring damaging weather in australia. robert speta is here. he has details on who's being impacted and the forecast for the rest of the world. robert? >> we're continuing to watch the severe cyclone. cyclone rusty, pushing off toward the south. actually at this time, looks like it's rather stalled out. almost stationary, just toward north, and that is the problem. because it is not moving forward at all, but the winds in the center of the storm, gusting up to 195 kilometers per hour. and that brings the risk of storm surge, high winds, already power outages and dust storms. once we get inland, the continuous and heavy rain. so definitely very severe storm on tap here. making landfall through wednesday evening into thursday. already, the eye wall continues to linger right off the coastline and due to persistence of it, stationary at the moment. we'll see rainfall up and over 500 millimeters in some areas as it continues to creep ever so slowly toward the south. once it moves over shore, it will take off. that will bring widespread rainshowers
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
. nhk world, karachi. >>> northwest australia continues to be impacted today by a severe tropical cyclone. meteorologist robert speta joins wuss this storm and the rest of the world. robert? >> well, we are continuing to watch cyclone rusty here. it has made landfall just to the east of port headland but still continuing to bring these very gusty winds and heavy rapes. i actually want to show you what's going on on the ground here near the coast lines, cyclone rusty strengthened up to a category 4 storm trier prior to make landfall there to the east of port head land. warnings exceed 500 kilometers inland. hardest hit areas will receive 600 millimeters of rain. some areas received significant rainfall, rains linger near the coast lines. you can see here the video, the heavy rain continuing to come down, unfortunately that will extend farther inland, the storm starts to track down there towards the south. now picking up the pace i the good news where it did make landfall, relatively unpopulated, still have a small villages here but the big city you port headland, about 20,000 peopl
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
kilograms and have a street value of around $440 million u.s. dollars. they entered australia from the southern chinese city of shenzhen. police arrested three people, a singaporean, a man from hong kong and an australian. they came to collect the shipment from a storage facility in western sydney. a police spokesperson says the drug syndicate based in southeastern china may have been involved in the case. investigators are talking with authorities in china and say further arrests may follow in australia and abroad. >>> they're one of the world's most persecuted minorities. rohingya muslims from western myanmar have been denied citizenship by the government and face sectarian violence that broke out last year. increasing numbers of them choose to flee by sea in rickety boats, but those who survive the dangerous voyage face another danger, ruthless human smugglers from southern thailand. >> reporter: the tide of rohingya refugees going to cross the sea is coming faster. they have reached here in just six months. these rohingyas were found at an isolated plantation in southern thaila
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
to intense weather tore through the country. anticipate others. in australia flooding caused one family to get strand and luckily rescued. another town in australia woke up to sea foam, lots of sea foam. more amazing video from abroad. this time from china where a truck overturned barely missing a materialist. and another story, an army veteran who lost all four of his limbs underwent an arm strands plant. and back in d.c. president obama brought on the miami heat and showed some love for hilary. >> i think what did evolve is a friendship. >> reporter: who's the top dog? these are the most popular breeds. golden retrievers and g-shepherds are hot, these dogs are hip. but not all animals had a good week. iran said it launched a rocket containing a monkey into space. >> they did release a photo. this is the alleged iranian space monkey. i'm guessing he didn't volunteer for the mission. >> reporter: and now, back to more cute puppies. >> oh, hey. you got to pick who's going to win the super bowl. you ready? uh-oh. oh, my -- the ravens! >> the ravens. >> what's your prediction. >> i'll go w
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
? the runners-up will be taking home swag bags totaling $45,000. that includes trips to australia, hawaii, condoms and tequila. >> those go with you to australia and howe. >> they certainly do. appointments for injectable fillers. and portion-control dinner ware. in case any of the losers plan to diet. >>> turning now to a story from portland, oregon, where a sea otter is making a splash by showing off his basketball skills. eddie, the sea otter, definitely knows how to take it to the rack. the aging animal learned this trick after his arthritic elbows became a concern that caused him some concern. the exercises worked and he's been hooping it up ever since. can we keep him up a little longer? >> he's pretty cute. >> he doesn't show boat either. >> this is not show boating? >> no, he doesn't brag. >> what's funny, are a arthritic elbows? how do they know he had that. >> i'm mara schiavocampo, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> well, some go to the mall of america to shop, others go to explore. a california ice sculptor overtook an are
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
of torture and rape. and clashes with police in spain. and i'm andrew thomas in australia on a tape that could determine what rights people have when they put photos online. >> he hasn't been seen or heard in public for two months but chavez is back in the lime light. he has returned to venezuela. the news of his arrival triggered celebrations on the streets from his supporters. our latin american editor has the story. >> outside of caracas, a special area set aside for people to be close to their president. after two-month absence, the ailing leader used twitter to announce his return. we have arrived again to the venezuela wail an homeland. we will continue the treatment here, he wrote. it was the longest the president had been away and unlike previous returns, this was a quiet homecoming under the quiet of darkness far from tv cameras. but it was for these people. >> we await you with open arms. we love you and will support you forever. >> chavez left for cuba in early december for yet another operation for cancer. he had been getting treatment there ever since he was diagnosed a
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
events. the walbiri people of central australia live in the desert, a sandy desert environment. and one of the important ceremonies that they perform is called, generally, a fire ceremony. and the music that's performed as part of the ceremony, consists of singing by a group of men accompanied by clapsticks. the clapsticks in this case are pairs of boomerangs. a group of men sitting in a clump are the main singers. behind the men are women who periodically get up and dance. the creative ancestors took the form of usually animal species, but they could be also plant species or fish. man beings are in fact reincarnations of these creative ancestors. today when aboriginal people perform songs and dances and create visual designs, they are indicating their close association with the species and with the land of which they occupy. and they are helping to maintain its fertility. [irish music] (narrator) music often serves as an important means of maintaining cultural identity and heritage. among irish-american immigrants and their descendants, the performance of traditional music plays an imp
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think it's awesome. there's so much around us. it takes things like this to open our eyes. >> reporter: the asteroid was discovered a year by a spanish observatory. the nasa snits are interested in studying this because they want to protect our planet from them. in 2016 they will take a sample from it. scientists at ames are studying. this will not be visible to people in california. the best view was from australia and even then those people would have needed binoculars to have seen it. still very exciting for the em
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